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Quickies! And For Once, Success!

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, Media Theatre, State and Monroe, Media, Pa. through April 1 — Vocally, Jenny Lee Stern channels Patsy Cline. The clean, heartfelt sounds register. Physically, I kept seeing Judy … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Auspicious Start to 2016-2017 Season — From “Bathing” to “Mrs. Warren”

So far, so good. And I mean really good. The 2016-2017 theater season has begun with almost unanimous quality in productions ranging from musicals to classic to the new-ish. Even … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Red — Walnut Independence Studio on 3

Just as Sweeney Todd instructs Anthony Hope about the various shades of blonde hair, the painter, Mark Rothko, lectures his assistant, named Ken but never addressed as such, about the … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Hound of the Baskervilles — Lantern Theater

Lantern is doing two shows at once. Its current production of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” suggests it’s presenting a version of the mystery Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to reintroduce … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mickle Street — Walnut Independence Studio on 3

When he was a boy, Oscar Wilde’s mother read him verse from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” a landmark collection that was published in 1855, the year after Wilde was born. … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Arcadia — Lantern Theater

Romantic scientists and romantic poets made the early 19th century a period of such magnificent ferment, particularly in England, it is delicious fun to see Tom Stoppard so artfully contrast … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment
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